NYU Memes Hit Facebook, Students Lose Sleep

Last night, our Facebook timelines were flooded by a wave of memes posted to a page called “NYU Memes.” Initially, these image macros were a welcome distraction from looming homework assignments: they were just funny enough to keep us reading, and they provided a comforting feeling of community and togetherness.

That said, the page quickly spiralled out of control. Students posted hundreds of memes, and only a select few were in the least bit funny. As we attempted to sort through the outpour of content, we wished that the memes were hosted on Reddit where the bad content would have been quickly down voted into oblivion. Since that wasn’t the case, we’ve decided to save you from the giant time-suck that is NYU Memes by picking out the diamonds in the rough.

[NYU Memes]


  • Jocelyn Silver
    February 7, 2012

    totally picked the best “image macros,” nice one

  • Haley Friedman
    February 7, 2012

    I’m just gonna go ahead and predict that the next thing NYU kids flaunt will be the first “Shit NYU Kids Say” video. How does it not already exist, is my question.

  • Caylee Clay
    February 7, 2012

    ehh, I liked the ones you guys posted on Tumblr better.

  • Jessica Roy
    February 7, 2012
  • Pete Sailer
    February 7, 2012

    A subreddit was created at the same time http://www.reddit.com/r/nyumemes, but it doesn’t seem very popular. Even r/nyu only has 540 readers. Hopefully, it will calm down pretty soon.

  • Emily Q. Lu
    February 7, 2012

    i love the title. makes it sound so serious. haha

  • Thomas Liu
    February 7, 2012


  • George Brooks
    February 7, 2012

    I never really understood the draw of internet memes…until I started making them about NYU

  • William Hale
    February 8, 2012

    Come on, Willis. How can you not credit the great Pete Sailer for creating the page?

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